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Uruuruwhenua Health Inc - AOD Advocacy and Smoking Cessation Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.


Working in partnership to provide quality healthcare services to you and your whānau.


Alcohol and Drug Service Navigation and Advocacy Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)


Central Lakes

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We are focused on reducing barriers to support. Individuals can contact us directly or be referred by GPs, courts, Oranga Tamariki or other community organisations.


We provide advocacy support for those affected by alcohol and drug issues and help you access the right services for your needs. Our advocates can come to meetings with you as you engage with new services and stay in touch along your journey.




Mel Kuiti

Whānau Ora Navigators:

Grace Gibbons - Central Otago

Alva Bennett - Central Otago

Jayden Crombe - Central Otago

Robyne Murray - Maniototo

Frances Petuha - Central Otago

Kaimahi Mauri Ora:

Hana Edwards - Central Otago

Kaimahi Wairua:

Denise Murray-Karaka - Central Otago

Fitness and Nutrition coach:

Heather Breen - Central Otago


Stephanie Colvin 


No fees apply.


9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

After hours please call 0800 878 087 and we will get back to you as soon as we are in the office. 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Contact Details

Contact us online here

113 Centennial Avenue
Bridge Hill
OTA 9320

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Street Address

113 Centennial Avenue
Bridge Hill
OTA 9320

Postal Address

PO Box 500
Alexandra 9320

This page was last updated at 1:57PM on May 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Uruuruwhenua Health Inc - AOD Advocacy and Smoking Cessation Services.